This magical place ...

In two distinct buildings, the Porto Loutro hotel is the modest princess of one of the most special places in Crete –  Loutro.

An unparalleled scenic location, with bright airy rooms, and crisp quality at a low price. Just unique.

The hotel, created with quality, comfort and simplicity, consists of two separate buildings.

Almost all rooms have a wondrous mountain and sea views. All  rooms have a private balcony, bathroom, and air conditioning. Each part of the hotel has a bar-cafe and breakfast area.

Hotel Porto Loutro I (on the beach) sits squarely in the centre of the small pebble beach, forming the focal point of the arc-shaped bay. A few steps from your room and you are at tempting water's edge. Since 2019, all rooms have been upgraded with comfortable beds with firm mattresses and softer memory toppings and new rain showers.

Hotel Porto Loutro II (on the hill) perches a few steps above the west side of the tiny bay and has a terrace bar and a view worth travelling thousands of miles.

Hotel Porto Loutro on the Hill features a bar-restaurant, a sauna, and 23 rooms, some with Libyan Sea views. Wi-Fi is available at extra cost. All rooms are air-conditioned and come with a satellite TV. Each is also fitted with a refrigerator and a safe. A laptop can be provided upon request and availability. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a refreshing drink from the on-site bar. They can also relax at the sun terrace.

Gazing at the mountains, listening to the clanking goat bells, reading, swimming, endless choice of walks and climbs (visit Anopolis and the Aradena Gorge), boating trips to your choice of beach-for-the-day. Peace and quiet with no cars!

Loutro is accessible by a 20-minute trip on the ferry from Sfakia Village. This journey and arriving with the magical vision of the bay appearing before you will start restoring you to prime performance!

Please note that Hotel Porto Loutro is unable to accommodate children under 7 years old.

"There is nowhere else like it in Crete and having travelled in search of wonderful and heart-warming places, I have not found any equal to Loutro....the view from the hotel terrace bar is one of the best in the world, of this I'm sure." A quote expressing the sentiments of many Porto Loutro guests!

Renting a car: As you will be taking the ferry to get to Loutro, please note that you cannot take a car with you (it is car-free), so you will need to park your car in Sfakia harbour. Of course, if you are staying at Loutro for many days, perhaps it is better to use a taxi to travel to/from Sfakia, rather than have your rental car "sit" at the parking area.

  • Hotel Name: Porto Loutro
  • Area: Chania, Loutro
  • Why Go: Beach-front Setting,Lovely Views,Relaxed,Family-Friendly,Food & Wine,Honeymoon,Lovely Views,Mountains,Quiet Location,Romantic

Why we like it

  • A perfect place to walk, flop, read, swim, paint, eat healthily, sip wine, and just poke around. Sample simple but genuinely Cretan food with kind, happy people.
  • You have your own balcony and sea view. There are also three rooms at Porto Loutro I with a tree or side view, shadier and even quieter if you wish.
  • This is a sea view with a difference – the bay, the mountains, the islet edging one side of the bay, and the distant glimmer of Sfakia and Frangokastello at night.
  • Alison, Sofia, and all the staff at Porto Loutro are great and very friendly. The wish that you’ll “feel very at home” during your stay is not a cliché.
  • We love Loutro, the place where there are no cars.... And the Porto Loutro experience, from your bed you can see the sea! Having breakfast under the shade of the trees and watching the sea, so close you can almost touch it, is a wonderful experience. Alison and Sofia are wonderful hosts.

What to know

  • The only connection between Loutro and Chora Sfakion is by ferry or private boat-taxi.
  • Please note that Hotel Porto Loutro is unable to accommodate children under 7 years old.
Hotel Information Recommended For
Type: Small Hotels & Inns Beach/Seaside :
Rooms: 50 Marvelous view :
Pool: No Family hospitality :
Dining: Breakfast Cheap & Chic :
Children: Must be older than 7 years of age Nice atmosphere :
Closed: October - March Mountain :

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